Celebrate World Book Day with forward2me


Later this week it’ll be World Book Day once again. Taking place on 2nd March, this year’s event is particularly special as it’s the 20th anniversary celebration.

We love a good book here at forward2me and so do our customers! As such, we thought we’d provide a rundown of the best book retailers in the UK. From getting hold of new releases to buying those timeless classics, each book retailer has their own little niche. So here is our guide to what each has to offer…


The Book People

One of the most popular book websites amongst our customers,The Book People sells a wide selection of children’s and adult fiction and non-fiction books, along with gifts, stationery and toys. With a particular leaning towards children’s books, The Book People is a great website to visit if you’re looking for a gift. There is also a wide selection of educational books and activities, ideal for helping children with their development.

The Book People offer free standard delivery to a UK address for all orders over £25. So all you’d need to pay is the parcel forwarding fee from forward2me.


Although now a hub for buying almost anything you could want for home and personal use,Amazon still remains a great place for books; the main product the company began selling back when it started out. With a navigation that breaks book categories down into useful and meaningful sections, Amazon is not only easy to use but is also very competitive on price.

Amazon is a popular choice for customers due to speed of delivery. Customers that register for an Amazon Prime account (their premium subscription service) will often have goods sent out on the same day for delivery the following day. So if speed is of the essence, Amazon is a great option.

World of Books

Love your books but don’t want to pay the premium for new? World of Books is one of the UK’s leading standalone pre-loved book websites. With titles both old and new, you’re bound to find a bargain on this site!

World of Books offers free 2nd class delivery on all orders to a UK address. So if you’re not in a hurry for your new read, this is a great site to try.


If you’re after a treat, there’s no better place to look than Bloomsbury. A leading independent publishing house established in 1986, the company has operations in London, New York, Sydney and Delhi. As a publisher in addition to a retailer, Bloomsbury has a number of limited editions and special books. For example, as the publisher behind Harry Potter, you’ll find items such as this Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets limited edition illustrated book.

Bloomsbury offers free UK delivery on order over £25. 


Marked in over 100 countries all over the world, World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. With a particular focus on encouraging reading in children, there are lots of ways in which both children and adults can get involved. For more information and inspiration, visit the World Book Day website.